The Team

Cabot Financial Ireland

The leadership team of Cabot Financial Ireland has a wealth of knowledge of the debt purchase and collections industry across multiple product types and significant senior level expertise.  

By leveraging the skills and experience of Cabot Financial Ireland and Cabot Credit Management, we believe we have an unrivalled team committed to cementing our position as the leading debt purchase and full service DCA in the Irish market place.

Sean Webb

Managing Director, Cabot Financial Spain and Ireland

Sean is a founder investor in Cabot Financial Ireland, a market-leading business that specialises in buying and managing portfolios of unsecured debt and in collecting debts on behalf of third-party clients. It also provides business process outsourcing services and assists credit unions in their credit management activities. Cabot Financial Ireland is a regulated servicer of both secured and unsecured credit .Sean is the Managing Director of Cabot Financial Ireland since 2007. His remit was extended in 2016 to include Cabot’s Spanish business.
Sean has over 20 years’ experience in financial services. He was previously CEO of GE Money’s Irish business and Chief Operating Officer of GE’s UK home loans business. He also held senior management positions in Woodchester Finance and Nissan Ireland.
Before embarking on his business career, Sean held the rank of Captain in the Irish Defence Forces and served overseas on United Nations missions in Lebanon. 
Sean holds an MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degree from National University of Ireland Galway and a first-class honours Masters in Business Studies from University College Dublin.

Dermot Mullen

Head of Risk and Compliance

Dermot joined Cabot Financial Ireland in 2018, he is a seasoned compliance and risk management professional with more than 36 years’ experience in financial services. He has successfully held senior positions in a diverse range of regulatory compliance and risk management roles in the Bank of Ireland Group including: Group Compliance Officer, Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Head of Divisional Risk, Head of Financial Crime Risk.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in regulatory risk and compliance disciplines and has led and managed large and small risk and compliance specialist teams across a diverse selection of financial services functions and business units.
Dermot is a founding board member and Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI), as Chairman of the Education Committee he played a key role in the establishment of Ireland’s first and premier professional qualification for compliance and risk professionals. Dermot has a Bachelor of Science degree in Law from Trinity College, Dublin and the Professional Diploma in Compliance from ACOI.

Declan Hickey

HR Director

Declan joined Cabot Financial Ireland in January 2019. He is a commercially focused HR Leader with a track record of aligning HR strategies to business objectives. Declan has over 15 years’ experience in HR from a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, technology, logistics and financial services. Declan is passionate about employee engagement and development.
Declan holds a BA in Human Resources from the National College and is a member of the CIPD.

Niall Sorohan

Chief Operating Officer

Niall holds the position of Chief Operating Officer with Cabot Financial Ireland, having joined the firm in August 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the management of different departments within the Company. It is also Niall’s responsibility that all interactions with customers are in compliance with all applicable regulations, Central Bank codes of conduct and all company policies & procedures.
Niall has 20 years experience working in the financial services industry. He previously worked for Link Asset Services as Head of Asset Management for Ireland with responsibility for management of various client loan portfolios. Prior to that, he had a long career in banking working in different institutions & roles both in Ireland and the UK culminating in the position of Head of Banking Division for IBRC.
Niall holds the Qualified Financial Advisor qualifications and is a member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland.

Gerard Clear

Head of IT

Gerard joined Cabot Financial Ireland as Head of Information Technology  in October 2016. In his role Gerard’s responsibilities include Management & Implementation of the Businesses IT Infrastructure, Information Security incorporating Cyber Security, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Application Development, Service Desk, Vendor and Project Management.  
Prior to joining Cabot Financial Ireland, Gerard held Senior Positions with several Technology, Accounting & Manufacturing firms.
Gerard is a graduate in Computer Science from Griffith college Dublin and also holds MSP, MCSA, MCSE, ITIL, MDM and Managed Services certifications.

Tom Dillon

Finance Director

Tom has in excess of 20 years Pan-European experience in financial services industry. He previously worked for PEAC finance in the UK , CIT Inc and Hewlett Packard across multiple European jurisdictions in senior finance leadership roles including CFO of CIT Vendor European leasing business.
Tom is qualified chartered accountant(FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce( from UCD

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